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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jul 21, 2011 8:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hi Ho bkidwell

1992 is a tough year to get into, and I've tried. There is a cluster of decent shows in May/June. The Cal Expo run from 5/19-21 is fairly well-regarded. One nice thing about this run is th relative lack of crappy new songs. Jerry had just come off of touring with Grisman, so his chops were pretty solid, even if his heart was getting larger and larger with each passing day. Isn't that just like Jerry -- to get sick from having too big a heart?

I'm also pretty fond of the 6/8 show at Richfield, but I was there, so take that into consideration. Great first set and a terrific post-space.

For what it's worth, I was also at 6/9 and I think that show was terrible by comparison.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jul 21, 2011 9:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hi Ho bkidwell

bk's 7-19-94 is like GD crack to me.

See. The last few GD years weren't a complete meltdown. I know that if we spend more time really looking closely, who knows what fun things we will find boys & girls! New ecstasy's! And the inevitable manic hunts that end in famine and lots of '68.

CH is like, "Dude, what are you doing?" Shaking his head as he pops a sweet '73 in and I am running through Dec. '92 shows 3 at time.

I will only stick to the recs provided. I will not go to any browsing or index page. Unless it's to look for a better source. Naturally. And I do need to hear the Ornette Coleman, Space > TOO, again.....

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Poster: bkidwell Date: Jul 21, 2011 3:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: listening for the secret, searching for the sound

I often have to laugh at myself for how excited I get sometimes hearing something new, especially given that most non-heads don't understand how hearing the 250th version of a song can be something "new"!

Recently, someone referenced the really amazing 8/3/69 set with guest musicians and it was a new discovery for me, I'm still trying to assimilate just how unique and important this tape is, I still need to listen several more times before I can even make an evaluation, it still makes me feel like I'm hallucinating a crazy alternate universe 69 Jazz dead. This show is too interesting to be real! I can't imagine how much people must have freaked when it dropped.

Hearing the sbd of 7/19/94 Playin' a couple years ago was the same sort of thing, it was a big part of inducing me to go nuts listening to as many versions of Playin from all eras as I could. I learned from that there were a lot of relatively unknown Playin->Drums where interesting things happen, because I think people tend to be drawn to sets with more segues and songs. I'm still wondering if there are some more jams with really big peaks lurking in obscure spots, I was hoping to find a lot more than I have. Jams that just wander are the most common, jams with a meltdown/noise peak of various intensity are less common but there are still quite a few, jams where the band ends up on the same chord and peaks out on it rather than making it the start of the next song are the rare orchid I seek for yet rarely find. Fortunately, I still have thousands of hours of tape to hear, although I often am drawn back to Familiar Favorites rather than setting out with compass, machete, and pith helmet.

Good luck in your searches, fellow Sonic Spelunker!

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: Jul 21, 2011 12:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Hi Ho bkidwell

micah, If I may make a suggestion. Being the DEW nut that I am, I do how 2 prime slices from 92 and 94

Check out the Dew from 1992-03-23 and the dew from 1994-03-27 if you've never heard them.

ALSO! *&((*&)^)^%)%%( there is a must hear Music> Sugaree> MUsic from 1994-07-02

if you have never heard this, well you can thank me later heh